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Strange Deaths

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Paperback, True Crime, 240 pages
Published February 20th 1997 by Senate Books (first published 1987)
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Fin Zy
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This true-crime book from the author John Dunning is the first book I bought that makes me his loyal fan. I keep coming back for more, and agreed to some extent of his views in criminal-like triggers and prevention. It's a good book to read, you'll be surprised of how human-minds work when it comes to murder. You'll be intrigued that a woman almost on her deathbed file a report to the police about her will-be-dead situation which involves a bread jam her husband has been making for her all those ...more
Janet
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book. well worth a read if you enjoy Murder Most Foul .
Renald Micallef
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
After a whole year reading biographies as part of my 'wisdom year', I decided to read something truthful and yet written in fiction style crime. That is when this book came in handy. All those murders occurred before I was born, therefore before the internet age, that meant that I could hardly follow up any details of such murders. As stated by the author himself, some names were changed, especially those of witnesses or of third parties. I managed however to find information about the last stor ...more
Nick Davies
A mildly interesting book - nothing particularly amazing, but I picked it up cheaply and it provided a little something to amuse me during breaks at work, and also satisfy my interest in forensics. The case studies chosen for this book were admittedly 'strange', credit the author for that. There was an interesting chapter discussing a women was being poisoned by her husband putting potent carcinogens in her food. He was found out, after she developed terminal cancer, but she stuck around long en ...more
Fishface
A great read. Well-written, thought-provoking and full of head-scratching true crime cases. If only there had been a photo section -- because some of these stories were odd enough to make me doubt they really happened.
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Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Total vacation-house book. Read, laugh at, leave for next group.
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Shelves: borrowed
Short stories, all true very gruesome and/or unusual murders. Loved it as a bedtime dip! Lol
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